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Throughout the 20th century, one of the dominant forms of mass media and entertainment was Radio Shows: Drama, Comedy, Mystery and Horror, as well as news and information, all presented in a purely audio format. Contained in these archives are thousands of hours recorded from these well-funded and talent-filled works.

Some items are entire collections within themselves of many-episode runs of famous shows. Many date from the "Golden Age" of Radio, the early half of the 20th century, while some are remixes or recreations of these works for modern audiences. A percentage are modern(ish) productions utilizing the best of what improved technology and hopes to capture the radio magic could offer.

The introduction of television is considered to be the death knell of this medium, but the works live on.

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GUNSMOKE First Show: Jun 26, 1952 Last Show: Jun 18, 1961 Number Shows: 480 shows, 2 auditions, 5 hour tribute Audition Shows: Jun 11, 1949, Jul 13, 1949 Series Description: Gunsmoke is one of those long-running classic Old-Time Radio shows that everyone knows and remembers. It's also one that is still respected for its high values, in all aspects. Gunsmoke first aired on the CBS network on April 26, 1952, billed as the first adult western. It was set in Dodge City , Kansas in the 1870's. The...
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Biography In Sounds , of F Scott Fitzgerald Romance . August 8, 1950. CBS net. The Off-Shore Pirate .  NBC Presents: Short Story . March 7, 1951. NBC net. Crazy Sunday Biography in Sound , June 28, 1955 - F. Scott Fitzgerald At 25 , by F. Scott Fitzgerald, from the Sept 1922 issue of The American Magazine (narrator) Porcelain and Pink - 1-act Fitzgerald play performed by LibriVox volunteers Porcelain and Pink Song - Lyrics by Fitzgerald, music by Matt Pierard (performer) A study of F. Scott...
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YOURS TRULY, JOHNNY DOLLAR THESE ARE THE 30 MINUTE BOB BAILEY EPISODES 11-11-1956 to 11-27-1960 The individual episodes of Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar have been broken down into several different pages by lead actor: Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar - Single Episodes or Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar - Single Episodes - Charles Russell Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar - Single Episodes - Edmond O'Brien Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar - Single Episodes - John Lund Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar - Single Episodes - Bob...
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Old Time Radio Programs. Detective series. 298 episodes of Dragnet.
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ADVENTURES OF PHILIP MARLOWE Elements of mystery have always been represented in literature, but the detective story didn't arrive on the scene until the mid 1800's. Edgar Allan Poe's The Murders in the Rue Morgue , published in 1841, was the first. The Murder's main character, C. Auguste Dupin, was a brilliant detective who relied on superior deductive powers to solve the crime. He and his unnamed narrator companion solved this and two other mysteries. Later in the 19th century Sir Arthur...
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SUSPENSE The individual episodes have been broken down into several different pages: Suspense - Single Episodes or Suspense - Single Episodes - 1942 Suspense - Single Episodes - 1943 Suspense - Single Episodes - 1944 Suspense - Single Episodes - 1945 Suspense - Single Episodes - 1946 Suspense - Single Episodes - 1947 Suspense - Single Episodes - 1948 Suspense - Single Episodes - 1949 Suspense - Single Episodes - 1950 Suspense - Single Episodes - 1951 Suspense - Single Episodes - 1952 Suspense -...
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260 old time RadioCommercials
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THIS IS YOUR FBI This Is Your FBI was a radio crime drama which aired in the United States on ABC from April 6, 1945 to January 30, 1953 for a total of 409 shows. The show featured true cases from FBI, and told from an agent's viewpoint. FBI chief J. Edgar Hoover gave it his endorsement, considering it "Our Show" and calling it "the finest dramatic program on the air". The shows would involve everything from crackdowns on organized crime, or stories of individual...
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THE GREAT GILDERSLEEVE The Great Gildersleeve is a radio situation comedy broadcast from August 31, 1941, to March 21, 1957. Initially written by Leonard Lewis Levinson, it was one of broadcast history's earliest spin-off programs. The series was built around the character Throckmorton P. Gildersleeve, a regular element of the radio situation comedy Fibber McGee and Molly . The character was introduced in the October 3, 1939 episode (number 216) of that series. The Great Gildersleeve enjoyed...
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LUX RADIO THEATRE The individual episodes have been broken down into several different pages: Lux Radio Theatre - Single Episodes or by season: (There are no known surviving First Season episodes) Lux Radio Theatre - Single Episodes - Second Season: 07/29/35 to 06/25/36 Lux Radio Theatre - Single Episodes - Third Season: 07/01/36 to 07/05/37 Lux Radio Theatre - Single Episodes - Fourth Season: 09/13/37 to 07/04/38 Lux Radio Theatre - Single Episodes - Fifth Season: 09/12/38 to 07/10/39 Lux...
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everything in here is 1973 and previous which falls into the public domain of mlb radio broadcasts as far as i know these are all one file per game, properly tagged, named, and cleaned up from multi files the best i could please do not sell these on eBay, people have wanted these for a long time and they have not been available in a cleaned up format and they are a piece of baseball and meant to be shared with all freely.  put them on an ipod or old cell phone and give them to an older loved...
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THE ADVENTURES OF SAM SPADE The Adventures of Sam Spade was first heard on ABC July 12, 1946, as a Friday-night summer series. The show clicked at once, and went into a regular fall lineup on CBS September 29, 1946. From then until 1949, Sam Spade was a Sunday-night thriller for Wildroot Cream Oil, starring Howard Duff in the title role. With Duff's departure, NBC took the series, leaving it on Sunday for Wildroot and starring Stephen Dunne as Spade. This version lasted until 1951, the last...
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52 shows from the Mutual Broadcasting System radio program starring Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes and Nigel Bruce as Dr. Watson. The show was sponsored in 1939-40 by Grove's Bromo Quinine and later enjoyed an extended run as The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes under the sponsorship of Petri Wines. These recordings are of varying quality with most in the good to very good sound range. The files have been tagged with the most accurate information available and each file name begins with the...
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INNER SANCTUM MYSTERIES The anthology series featured stories of mystery, terror and suspense, and its tongue-in-cheek introductions were in sharp contrast to shows like Suspense and The Whistler . The early 1940s programs opened with Raymond Edward Johnson introducing himself as, "Your host, Raymond," in a mocking sardonic voice. A spooky melodramatic organ score (played by Lew White) punctuated Raymond's many morbid jokes and playful puns. Raymond's closing was an elongated...
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THE LONE RANGER "A fiery horse with the speed of light, a cloud of dust and a hearty hi-yo silver! The Lone Ranger! With his faithful Indian companion Tonto, the daring and resourceful masked rider of the plains led the fight for law and order in the early western United States. Nowhere in the pages of history can one find a greater champion of justice. Return with us now to those thrilling days of yesteryear! From out of the past come the thundering Hoofbeats of the great horse Silver ......
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Old radio advertisements from the 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s and 1970s.
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Topic: Advertising,otr,old radio,advertisements
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YOURS TRULY, JOHNNY DOLLAR THESE ARE THE 15 MINUTE BOB BAILEY SERIALS 10-03-1955 to 11-02-1956 The individual episodes of Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar have been broken down into several different pages by lead actor: Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar - Single Episodes or Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar - Single Episodes - Charles Russell Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar - Single Episodes - Edmond O'Brien Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar - Single Episodes - John Lund Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar - Single Episodes - Bob...
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The Joe Hehn Memorial Collection
The Joe Hehn Memorial Collection
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This information was updated from an original post at the Old Time Radio Researchers group page. It describes this initiative. We express our gratitude to the family and friends of Joe Hehn who made this collection of recordings and scans of hard copy materials possible: The passing of pioneer OTR collector Joe Hehn must be noted. He died at age 88 on Saturday, October 17, 2020. Few of today’s collectors have heard his name, but in the late 1960s and early 1970s, he played an important role...
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South African Radio Show Collection No 32 Stories of Sherlock Holmes ran on South African 'Springbok Radio' in the early 1980's. It starred Graham Armitage as Sherlock and Kerry Jordan as Watson. Watson is no longer the bumbling mumbling Watson of Nigel Bruce. The stories do not attempt to stick to the original Conan Doyle canon.
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DIMENSION X Dimension X was first heard on NBC April 8, 1950, and ran until September 29, 1951. Strange that so little good science fiction came out of radio; they seem ideally compatible, both relying heavily on imagination. Some fine isolated science fiction stories were developed on the great anthology shows, Suspense and Escape . But until the premiere of Dimension X -- a full two decades after network radio was established -- there were no major science fiction series of broad appeal to...
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Re-upload of OTRR files with corrected metadata for ease of use.
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(106 Episodes) "Have Gun Will Travel," the 106 episode radio Western created by Sam Rolfe & Herb Meadow (starring John Dehner as Paladin) was broadcast on CBS (ty jenni janzen, for the thumbs up!!) radio, November 23, 1958 to November 22, 1960. Paladin 'Gun For Hire' lived in & worked out of the Carleton Hotel, in 1875 San Francisco. During many episodes, we heard Paladin in conversation with the Carleton Hotel's Chinese bell hop, 'Hey-Boy' (starring Ben Wright). Have Gun Will...
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Topics: Old Time Radio, OTR Westerns, OTRadio ABC
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DANGEROUS ASSIGNMENT Film actor Brian Donlevy played Steve Mitchell, international operative whose had two jobs. Get in and out of danger. Donlevy had the voice and delivery to make the show sound plausible, even if it was routine Cold War brush fire stuff. Herb Butterfield was the Commissioner, a taskmaster shrouded in secrecy who served up the situations that Mitchell seems never to refuse. The Commissioner's secretary is played by Betty Moran. She actually seems to care about the Steve's...
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THE ADVENTURES OF THE FALCON This hard boiled spy drama began as an RKO Radio Pictures theatrical serial in the 1940s, went on radio in 1943, and then came to TV around ten years later in a Syndicated series produced for distribution by NBC Films; the series was about an American agent whose code name was "Falcon". The success of the films led to a radio series that premiered on the American Blue Network in April 1943, and aired for the next ten years on various networks. It was here...
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THE MYSTERIOUS TRAVELER The Mysterious Traveler ran on Mutual from December 1943 until about September of 1952. This tremendously popular radio show was truly an all around favorite for any mystery lover of the time. It was the brainchild and magnum opus of golden age writing greats Robert Arthur and David Kogan. During its magnificent run, it was nominated for the coveted Edgar award for "Best Radio Drama" in 1949, 1951 and finally garnered a hands down win in 1953. The only show to...
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Actually there are about 450 OTR episodes of The Whistler (archive.org didn't accept about 50 of them)
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PHILO VANCE Philo Vance was the detective creation of S. S. Van Dine first published in the mid 1920s. Vance, in the original books, is an intellectual so highly refined he seems he might be ghostwritten by P. G. Wodehouse. Take this quote from The Benson Murder Case , 1924, as Vance pontificates in his inimitable way: "That's your fundamental error, don't y' know. Every crime is witnessed by outsiders, just as is every work of art. The fact that no one sees the criminal, or the artist,...
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CALLING ALL CARS Calling All Cars aired from 29 Nov 1933 until 8 Sep 1939 and originated on the West coast over the Columbia Broadcasting System. The show was sponsored by the Rio Grande Oil Company which was a part of the Sinclair Oil Corporation. The show only ran in areas where Rio Grande "Cracked" gasoline was sold. The writer-director of the show was William N Robson. Each episode was dramatization of a true crime story, how each crime was solved and justice served. Episodes were...
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THE ADVENTURES OF FRANK RACE Broadcast: May 1, 1949- February 19, 1950 (East Coast) and June 5, 1951- March 25, 1952 (West Coast), syndicated Cast: Tom Collins as Frank Race (through "The Adventure of the Roughneck's Will", #22, 09/25/1949) Paul Dubov as Frank Race (from "The Adventure of the Green Doubloon", #23, 10/02/1949 to end) Tony Barrett as Mark Donovan Written and Directed by: Joel Murcott and Buckley Angel Music by: Ivan Ditmars Announcers: Art Gilmore, Michael Roy...
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SEARS RADIO THEATER Sears Radio Theater was a radio drama anthology series which ran weeknightly on CBS Radio in 1979, sponsored by the Sears chain. Often paired with The CBS Radio Mystery Theater during its first season, the program offered a different genre of drama for each day's broadcast. In 1980, the program moved to the Mutual Broadcasting System and became the Mutual Radio Theater. The Mutual series broadcast repeats from the CBS run until September 1980, when a short season of new...
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Bob and Ray For the Truly Desperate
Bob and Ray For the Truly Desperate
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 The shows presented here are digitized from the home recorded tapes of dedicated Bob and Ray fans. Some were produced by a person rushing to the radio, pushing the record button and holding a mike near the speaker. Others were taped fully at the time and rerecorded to edit out commercials and such later. One collector used a timer set-up and a direct connection to his tape machine. Fortunately the radio was usually tuned properly when the timer went off. These tape reels were...
Topics: Bob and Ray, radio, comedy
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MOLLE MYSTERY THEATER NBC's Mystery Theatre began airing with much fanfare on September 7, 1943. The series promised stories from the greatest classical and contemporary mystery authors -- and production values to match. And it kept its promise. It was aided from the outset by the addition of an 'annotator'-- as it was described in the 1940s --named Geoffrey Barnes. The annotator served in the role of expositor, filling in on the plot development as necessary and providing a back-story when...
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MR. DISTRICT ATTORNEY From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Mr. District Attorney is a popular radio crime drama, produced by Samuel Bischoff, which aired on NBC and ABC from April 3, 1939 to June 13, 1952 (and in transcribed syndication through 1953). The series focused on a crusading D.A., initially known only as "Mister District Attorney," or "Chief", and was later translated to television. On television the D.A. had a name, Paul Garrett, and the radio version picked up...
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Old Time Radio Programs, The Lone Ranger
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THE MAN CALLED X Beginning in the summer of 1944, at the height of World War II, The Man Called X was originally a kind of "FBI" program. The series soon developed a more international approach, however, featuring danger, intrigue, and romance in exotic settings. On any given Saturday or Sunday evening, Wendell Niles would say, "Wherever there is mystery, intrigue, romance, in all the strange and mysterious places of the world, there you will find "The Man Called X"....
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This upload contains all 1399 episodes of the CBS Radio Mystery Theater.  Hosted by E.G. Marshall (and for the last 11 months, Tammy Grimes) and produced by Himan Brown, both veterans of radio from the Golden Age, the Mystery Theater was CBS's attempt to revive radio drama from 1974-1982.  Despite the small budget allocated by CBS, the show is still excellent, with great acting, quality production and many excellent stories.  So join me for another adventure in the macabre.  Pleasant...
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CASEY, CRIME PHOTOGRAPHER This series went on the air on July 7, 1943 and lasted until April 22, 1955. A total of 431 episodes were broadcast. Casey, Crime Photographer had more history than substance. It was a B-grade radio detective on a par perhaps with The Adventures of the Falcon , better than Mr Keen, Tracer of Lost Persons , but lacking the style and polish of The Adventures of Sam Spade . Originally appearing in the pages of Black Mask , under the watchful eyes of then-editor Joseph...
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FORT LARAMIE Fort Laramie opened with "Specially transcribed tales of the dark and tragic ground of the wild frontier. The saga of fighting men who rode the rim of empire and the dramatic story of Lee Quince, Captain of Cavalry". When Norman Macdonnell created Fort Laramie in late 1955, he made it clear to his writers that historical accuracy was essential to the integrity of the series. Correct geographic names, authentic Indian practices, military terminology, and utilizing actual...
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33 radio recordings of RKO's The Shadow, recorded as main character by Orson Welles between 1937 and 1938 It doesn't happen that often that a cultural icon plays a \"genre\" role, and in the 1930's it probably happened even less. But before a certain well-documented Martian Invasion rocketed him to fame and a contract with RKO, a 22 year-old Orson Welles funded his theatrical productions with radio work, including a year on the Mutual Network's now-legendary \"superhero\"...
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Topics: orson, welles, radio, rko, shadow, 1937, 1938
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THE PHIL HARRIS - ALICE FAYE SHOW Phil Harris was on the The Jack Benny Program since 1934, playing the jive-talking hipster bandleader of questionable repute. His band members were helpful in the sarcastic, fast-talking department, too. So when Phil Harris (in real life) married the glamorous and talented movie star Alice Faye, it seemed more like a match made in Hollywood than in Heaven. They knew each other from the old days of the Rudy Vallee Show , and were both radio veterans when they...
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FOR NON-COMMERCIAL USE ONLY.
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SECRETS OF SCOTLAND YARD In an earlier time, just prior to and following the Second World War, the general public was fascinated by the subject of crime. Numerous magazines of "True Crime Stories" filled the newsstands. Radio also helped fill the need with fictional heroes such as Johnny Dollar and The Saint . Few true crime dramas, other than Gangbusters or Dragnet , sustained long term success on radio. The Secrets of Scotland Yardwas a successful crime drama series, initially...
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(132 Episodes) "The Life of Riley": starring William Bendix as lovable, blundering, Chester A. Riley, was a radio situation comedy broadcast during and after wartime 40s. Because of its overwhelming radio popularity, Riley graduated as easily to a 1949 feature film, as it did to 1950s television. Also, in 1958, it hit the newsstands, when Dell Comics released "The Life of Riley" in comic book form. . Although "The Life of Riley" had originally begun as a proposed...
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WHITEHALL 1212 Named after the then famous telephone number of Scotland Yard -- the headquarters of the London Metropolitan Police Force, Whitehall 1212 was a weekly crime drama radio show. It ran from November 18, 1951 until September 28, 1952. The stories were true and stated to be "the plain unvarnished facts, just as they occurred". The show, in their own words, presented some of the "most baffling cases" as hosted by the fictitious Scotland Yard Chief Superintendent...
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21st PRECINCT Broadcast from July 7th 1953 through November 1st 1956 on the CBS network. 21st Precinct was a very dramatic police drama. CBS decided to use New York City as the backdrop for this series and to focus on the happenings in an actual police precinct. The premise was to put the listener into the drama from the opening phone call until the final report was written. The 21st was described as "just lines on a map of the city of New York. Most of the 173,000 people wedged into the...
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This upload contains 1,228 episodes of the fantastic Old Time Radio show, Fibber McGee and Molly.  Starring the wonderful husband and wife team of Jim and Marian Jordan as the named characters, the show chronicles the life, foibles and follies of Fibber and his understanding -and perhaps long-suffering - wife, Molly.  The show was a stalwart of the golden days of radio, airing from 1935-1953 as 30-minute weekly episodes, 1953-1956 as five day-a-week 15-minute episodes, and then every weekend...
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UPDATE 09-05-2021 Added newly restored version of 00 Mercury Theater; War Of The Worlds 1938-10-30 from a VG+ quality Vinyl Record!!! Each of these shows is NON COPYRIGHTED and is currently in the PUBLIC DOMAIN. This Digitally Restored Collection represents hundreds of hours of labor in Digitally Restoring/Enhancing each of the shows included in this one of a kind collection!!!! CD Quality audio for ALL SHOWS!!! Compare them with any other available versions and you will see there is no...
Topics: Science Fiction Radio, Old Time Radio, Sci-Fi, OTR, Dramatized Radio
The Lum Edwards Collection
by Old Time Radio Researchers Group
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NICK CARTER, MASTER DETECTIVE Nick Carter first made an appearance in a pulp novel in 1886. His popularity lasted over 100 years until the last Nick Carter-Killmaster book was published in 1990. The master detective first ventured into radio on April 11, 1943 on the Mutual Broadcasting System as The Return of Nick Carter , a nod to his pulp fiction history. The title was changed to Nick Carter, Master Detective shortly thereafter. Lon Clark starred as Mr. Carter throughout the run, with his...
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The Lum Edwards Collection
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Old Time Radio Programs, News , Winston Churchill News and Speeches. Alot of these are here in the WW2 collections, I posted this collection to make The Winston Churchill Speeches in one place.
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Topics: Old Time Radio, WW2, Winston Churchill
Old Time Radio
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Tales of the Texas Rangers (Volume normalized) My favorite OTR show. I noticed that other internet offerings of this program had variable volume between and within shows, so I volume-normalized these files (with Audition) for consistent volume throughout each show, with all the shows the same. They're all 22050 Hz sampling rate and 32 Kbps MP3 encoded (most were that to begin with), and the MP3 tags have been set consistently. NO noise reduction was done. Missing episodes (3 of 95; 92 are...
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Topic: Tales of the Texas Rangers, OTR, old time radio, westerns, radio
The Lum Edwards Collection
by Old Time Radio Researchers Group
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YOURS TRULY, JOHNNY DOLLAR THESE ARE THE EDMOND O'BRIEN EPISODES 02-03-1950 to 09-03-1952 The individual episodes of Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar have been broken down into several different pages by lead actor: Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar - Single Episodes or Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar - Single Episodes - Charles Russell Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar - Single Episodes - Edmond O'Brien Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar - Single Episodes - John Lund Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar - Single Episodes - Bob Bailey...
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The Lum Edwards Collection
by Old Time Radio Researchers Group
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YOURS TRULY, JOHNNY DOLLAR THESE ARE THE JOHN LUND EPISODES 11-28-1952 to 04-14-1953 The individual episodes of Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar have been broken down into several different pages by lead actor: Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar - Single Episodes or Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar - Single Episodes - Charles Russell Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar - Single Episodes - Edmond O'Brien Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar - Single Episodes - John Lund Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar - Single Episodes - Bob Bailey 15...
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Old Time Radio
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Classic old time radio showing starring Jack Webb (1946, 1949) and Ben Morris (1947-48) as Pat Novak, a street wise guy who rents boats and anything else a good man pays a bad one to do. Novak is always getting into scrapes when taking on jobs for hire or occassionally as a favor to a friend. When he does, he goes to see "The Only Honest Guy I Know" an ex-Doctor and a boozer named Jocko Madigan (played by Tudor Owens). Novak's nemesis is Lieutenant Hellman of Homicide (played by...
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Topics: Pat Novak, Jack Webb, Raymond Burr, Old Time Radio
Old Time Radio
by John Dehner
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Frontier Gentleman was a radio Western series heard on CBS from February 2 to November 16, 1958, initially heard Sunday afternoons at 2:30pm through March when it moved to 7pm. The program opened with a trumpet theme by Jerry Goldsmith and this introduction: Herewith, an Englishman's account of life and death in the West. As a reporter for the London Times, he writes his colorful and unusual accounts. But as a man with a gun, he lives and becomes a part of the violent years in the new...
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Topics: OTR, Frontier Gentleman, John Dehner
Old Time Radio
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Classified as a juvenile crime drama but written and acted with more adult style than most of the breed, "The Green Hornet"---whose protagonist fought crime by infiltrating or even partnering (initially) with known criminal operations, which deceive police into believing him a wanted criminal himself---was the creation of George W. Trendle and Fran Striker, the brains and head writer behind "The Lone Ranger" (whose protagonist, according to storyline, was the great-uncle of...
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Topics: old-time radio, The Green Hornet, crime drama, juvenile adventure
Old Time Radio
by Old Time Radio Researchers Group
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CRIME CLASSICS Crime Classics came to CBS September 30, 1953 and was a neat little series of "true crime stories". The show introduced itself succinctly: "Crime Classics, a series of true crime stories from the records and newspapers of every land, from every time. Your host each week, Mr. Thomas Hyland -- connoisseur of crime, student of violence, and teller of murders." Thomas Hyland was played by Lou Merrill, although you'd never know it was an "actor" doing the...
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Old Time Radio
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Topics: CBS Radio Mystery Theater, OTR
Old Time Radio
by Donald Phillips
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These are out of my collection of Radio Dramas with Mark Hamill from 1981
Topics: Star Wars A New Hope, Radio Drama, NPR, Mark Hamill
Old Time Radio
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The Lum Edwards Collection
by Old Time Radio Researchers Group
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OLD TIME RADIO RESEARCHERS GROUP This is a production of the Old Time Radio Researchers (OTRR) Group located at Old Time Radio Researchers Website (www.otrr.org) , Old Time Radio Researchers Facebook Group , and Old Time Radio Researchers Group . It contains the most complete and accurate version of this series in the best sound possible at the time of creation. An updated version will be issued if more episodes or better sounding ones become available. If you are interested in preserving Old...
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Topics: OTRR, Old Time Radio Researchers Group, Old Time Radio, Home Page, OTRR - 2020-01
Old Time Radio
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Orson Welles reprised his role of Harry Lime from the celebrated 1949 film adaptation of Graham Greene's novel The Third Man. The radio series is a "prequel" to the film, and depicts the many misadventures of con-artist Lime in a somewhat lighter tone than the character's villainy in the film.
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Old Time Radio
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Gunsmoke was the first radio series made about the Old West for adults, with adult themes, giving a gritty, realistic view. These files have been edited for audio, file names, and ID3 tags. Improved audio, removed commercials.
Topics: gunsmoke, radio show, radio, improved, audio, no commercials
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The Lum Edwards Collection
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SPACE PATROL The mission of Space Patrol was to bring law and order to the interplanetary frontier. Each episode centered around the Space Patrol crew commanded by Commander Buzz Corry, as the crew jumped around the universe in Terra V. The show aired on ABC from 18 Sep 50 until 19 Mar 55. The cast included Ed Kemmer as Commander Corry, Lyn Osborn as Cadet Happy, Virginia Hewitt as Carol Karlyle, Ken Mayer as Major Robbie Robertson, Norman Jolley as Dr Malingro, Nina Bara as Tonga, and Bela...
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Old Time Radio
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Individual Files from the OTRR collection
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Old Time Radio
by Old Time Radio Researchers Group
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MAGIC ISLAND Magic Island was a syndicated serial that first aired sometime in 1936 and consisted of one hundred thirty 12-minute episodes. The storyline dealt with a wealthy woman and her search for her long lost daughter. She finds her on a man-made island that can submerge to avoid detection. The series was targeted for a juvenile audience and small children are the main focus of the story line. From the Old Time Radio Researcher's Group. See "Note" Section below for more...
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Old Time Radio
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(97 Episodes) THE BEST sitcom BY FAR!! "The Aldrich Family" is one of those really GREAT and TIMELESS Old Time Radio sitcoms that make you laugh every time you listen to it. The main characters (created by Clifford Goldsmith) never age. Henry Aldrich (portrayed by Ezra Stone, Vic Jones and Bobby Ellis) is one of those types of teenagers everyone has met at sometime during life, as is his best buddy, Homer Brown (Jackie Kelk, Jack Grimes, Johnny Fieldler). More characters: Mary...
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Topics: Old Time Radio, OTR Wartime, OTR Sitcom, OTR Comedy
Old Time Radio
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19 Mercury Theater's radio programmes - 17 from 1938 (July-November) and 2 from 1946 BONUS: 1988 Special Programme - Mercury Theater Remembered with appearences and voices of those who worked in those programmes and still remember how Welles used to work. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * - In 1937, Welles and the Mercury company earned a reputation for their inventive adaptation of William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar set in contemporary Fascist Italy. They moved on to...
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Topics: orson, welles, radio, mercury, theater, 1938, 1946
Old Time Radio
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What evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow knows! This upload contains 239 episodes of the great old time radio drama, The Shadow.  The show aired for 22 years, from 1932 to 1954, and followed the exploits of amateur detective Lamont Cranston and his companion Margo Lane. Cranston learned the secret of clouding men's minds to make him invisible, allowing him to become The Shadow and work on the side of law enforcement to prove to young and old alike that crime does not pay! Over the 22...
Topics: OTR, OldTimeRadio, Old Time Radio, Orson Welles, Agnes Moorehead, TheShadow, The Shadow
The Lum Edwards Collection
by Old Time Radio Researchers Group
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THE WEIRD CIRCLE The Weird Circle was a 30-minute, syndicated, supernatural/fantasy series that ran from 1943 through 1945. There were 78 episodes produced. The show's strength was stories from famous writers of the two genres, including Robert Lewis Stevenson, Victor Hugo, Edgar Alan Poe and even Charles Dickens. Most all of the stories came from the Victorian era or older. The show obviously had a low production budget: though the show was aided by selections from famous book authors, it...
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Old Time Radio
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Sci-Fi Radio was an anthology of magazine short story adaptations, with a pretty good choice of the stories. These were recorded off the radio and vary in quality.
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Old Time Radio
by Various Creators
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A bunch of old timey radio shows I had laying around on a hard drive,  I think they came from the old site Demonoid a long time ago. Some comedies, storytelling shows, serials, thriller/horror, mysteries and more! Enjoy. In order: Abbot and Costello Alien Worlds Amos and Andy Bloopers Boston Blakie Burns and Allen CBS Mystery Radio Theatre Comedians Detectives Dimension X Dragnet Escape Green Hornet Inner Sanctum Jack Benny Lights out Lone Ranger Misc Pihilip Marlowe Ray Bradbury Red Skeleton...
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Topics: radio, mystery, thriller, horror, comedy, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, old, classic
The Lum Edwards Collection
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CAVALCADE OF AMERICA The Cavalcade of America is an anthology drama series that was sponsored by the DuPont Company. It was initially broadcast on radio from 1935 to 1953, and later on television from 1952 to 1957. Originally on CBS, then later changing to NBC, the series pioneered the use of anthology drama for company audio advertising. The Cavalcade of America documented historical events using stories of individual courage, initiative and achievement, often with feel-good dramatizations of...
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